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Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: 1980 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1986 Kuwahara ATB (WIP), 1991 Spec'zed Rockhopper, 2006 Bianchi Volpe
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Better.. with that background in mechanics, You might get some consultation on that ,
perhaps rather than buy the tool and screw up the job ,
some advantage to a Bike shop doing the work.
Thanks for the patronizing - it really helped answer my question. I understand that it may damage the crank, and, a lot less likely, the spindle. If I do this it would be because I'm replacing a crank with an archaic BCD and I can't replace my chain rings, so the BB would go in the circular file as well. Let me rephrase my question...
Is it physically possible to somewhat easily overcome any galling of the crank/spindle interface by just yanking the crank (huh huh, he said yanking the crank) off the spindle, with the understanding that one or both of the parts might be damaged?
Guess it's time to go back dragging my knuckles and drooling.